Lead flashing

Discussion in 'UK Home Improvement' started by Fred, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    How much approx is lead flashing for the roof? I have a conservatory roof
    which is leaking in in a couple of places and a roofer that came to look
    says that the wall that joins the roof is perished and no lead has been used
    to seal it properly in the first place anh he said the lead is going to cost
    approx £500 alone, he went on to say that lead has increased a lot in price
    recently and it's gone up £100 a ton this month alone. I'd hate to be
    ripped off.

    I have done a search on google but can't find a price but I don't know what
    sort I should be buying either as it looks like there are different
    types/grades.

    Any advice welcome.

    Thanks.
    Fred, Feb 25, 2007
    #1
  2. Fred

    Limey Lurker Guest

    On 25 Feb, 22:18, "Fred" <> wrote:
    > How much approx is lead flashing for the roof? I have a conservatory roof
    > which is leaking in in a couple of places and a roofer that came to look
    > says that the wall that joins the roof is perished and no lead has been used
    > to seal it properly in the first place anh he said the lead is going to cost
    > approx £500 alone, he went on to say that lead has increased a lot in price
    > recently and it's gone up £100 a ton this month alone. I'd hate to be
    > ripped off.
    >
    > I have done a search on google but can't find a price but I don't know what
    > sort I should be buying either as it looks like there are different
    > types/grades.
    >
    > Any advice welcome.
    >
    > Thanks.



    Go to a builders merchant for advice; you will get the best advice
    there.
    Limey Lurker, Feb 25, 2007
    #2
  3. Fred

    DIY Guest

    "Fred" wrote:
    > How much approx is lead flashing for the roof? I have a conservatory roof
    > which is leaking in in a couple of places and a roofer that came to look
    > says that the wall that joins the roof is perished and no lead has been
    > used to seal it properly in the first place anh he said the lead is going
    > to cost approx £500 alone, he went on to say that lead has increased a lot
    > in price recently and it's gone up £100 a ton this month alone. I'd hate
    > to be ripped off.
    >
    > I have done a search on google but can't find a price but I don't know
    > what sort I should be buying either as it looks like there are different
    > types/grades.
    >
    > Any advice welcome.
    >
    > Thanks.


    Prices for lead flashing in various widths of 450, 300, 240 and 150mm are
    here: http://tinyurl.com/2yjlq3. For a conservatory roof I would guess that
    you need the 240 or 150mm wide flashing. If he wants to charge £500 just for
    the flashing then either you have a very long conservatory or you are being
    ripped off. Was he wearing spurs?
    DIY, Feb 26, 2007
    #3
  4. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Thanks everyone for your input.

    "keith_765" <> wrote in message
    news:p6yEh.26640$...
    >
    > "Fred" <> wrote in message
    > news:lXnEh.384781$...
    >> How much approx is lead flashing for the roof? I have a conservatory
    >> roof
    >> which is leaking in in a couple of places and a roofer that came to look
    >> says that the wall that joins the roof is perished and no lead has been

    > used
    >> to seal it properly in the first place anh he said the lead is going to

    > cost
    >> approx £500 alone, he went on to say that lead has increased a lot in

    > price
    >> recently and it's gone up £100 a ton this month alone. I'd hate to be
    >> ripped off.
    >>
    >> I have done a search on google but can't find a price but I don't know

    > what
    >> sort I should be buying either as it looks like there are different
    >> types/grades.
    >>
    >> Any advice welcome.
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>

    > Invoice received today
    > 3 Rolls x 3m x 390mm Code 4 @ £40.66 = £121.98+ vat
    > 1 Roll 3m x 150mm Code 3 @ £11.90 = £11.90+ vat
    > 1 Roll 3m x 150mm Code 4 @ £16.15 = £16.15+ vat
    >
    >
    Fred, Feb 26, 2007
    #4

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